Small United States and United Nations Warships in the Korean War

Small United States and United Nations Warships in the Korean War

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From rubber landing boats to picket boats to minesweepers, smaller support vessels did much of the work of the Korean War, and endured many of the dangers and hardships. Rarely mentioned in histories of the war, they served functions essential to keeping the United States Navy and the United Nations partners in active duty. This volume delivers an overview of the various kinds of vessels involved, the difficulties of mobilizing the aging American fleet at a time when a significant downsizing had been expected, and the design and specification considerations of the support vessels needed for the new war effort. It lists the individual support vessels and details the degree of their involvement, often providing photographs as well as comments from men who served aboard the ships.... Coast Guard in the Korean War (korea 50.army.mil/history/factsheets/ coastguard.shtml); a€œThe Korean Service Medal Ai950a€“Ai954, Ships and Other Units of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corpsa€; Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual; Bureau ofanbsp;...


Title:Small United States and United Nations Warships in the Korean War
Author: Paul M. Edwards
Publisher:McFarland - 2008-02-05
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